As Kansas City’s Loretto School closed in 1984, its principal and a group of teachers, students, parents and community leaders founded Kansas City Academy to continue Loretto’s unique educational philosophy. Our roots are in the Loretto educational tradition, known for providing excellent academic education, helping students deepen their values, inspiring lifelong learning, and fostering concern for the welfare of others.
In 2007, Kansas City Academy became an EL Education School, supported by funding from our donors and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In anticipation of increased public awareness, growing enrollment and potential new funding opportunities, we expanded our strategic plan with new initiatives to focus on the students, their academic rigor, hands-on experience, and community involvement.
Two teachers from Loretto have made the journey with us, one of whom just celebrated her 50th year of service as a teacher.